Muskogee Schools Holding Drives for Donations to Benefit Community
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Schools across the district are holding donation drives to give back to the community of Muskogee this Holiday Season.
The Muskogee Early Childhood Center is holding a canned food drive between Thanksgiving and Christmas as part of the school’s “Best Day of the Year” activities. For several years ECC students and staff on that day shop for “Angel” tree gifts, drop off the canned food to the Gospel Rescue Mission, and carol and take gifts to nursing homes across town. Every class in the school is involved in at least one of the activities.
Community members that would like to donate canned food, new toys and clothing for angels and their families, fleece throws, blankets, or socks for local nursing home residents, or make a cash donation can do so by contacting the ECC at 918-684-3770.
Irving Elementary is holding a food drive throughout the month of November to benefit a family in need at the school each year. If you would like to assist in the food drive contact the Irving Elementary office at 918-684-3840.
Pershing Elementary will be hosting a canned food drive the week of November 18 to be donated to the Muskogee Food Pantry. Items needed are canned corn, cranberry, green beans, mixed vegetables, pumpkin pie mix, and apple pie mix along with boxed stuffing and macaroni and cheese. Items to be donated can be dropped off at Pershing Elementary at 301 N. 54th Street.
Whittier Elementary is holding a canned food drive through November 18 that will be combined to form ten food baskets for families of need at the school. All grades are participating in the food drive and donations from community members will be gladly accepted at Whittier Elementary. For more information, please contact the school office at 918-684-3800.
Creek Elementary’s Student Council is collecting nonperishable food items through next week (Nov. 22). Items will be donated to the Salvation Army Food Pantry. The school has collected a few cans of pet food and will donate those items to a local pet shelter. If you would like to donate you can drop items off inside the Creek Elementary school office.